Coffee! Coffee! Coffee is my love. What’s yours? I can have coffee anytime and anywhere (Ah! That’s what my bio reads). For millions of people like me, the best way to start a day is by sipping a coffee and not TEA (no offense). Just like tea lovers sip a cup of tea every time they meet friends or work in the office, similarly, I take coffee breaks.
Whenever I crave a coffee, I make a hot Latte/cold coffee at home. But this time, I tried something new. I made black coffee. Brewing a coffee cup with no sugar, cream, or milk can’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Initially, I didn’t find it as delicious as mocha or other coffee flavors, but after learning about the benefits of black coffee, I started liking it. I read somewhere that indulging in black coffee improves memory, reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, and fights depression, stress, and whatnot.
It reduces stress, and that was the major reason why I tried my hands on black coffee (why not try this when stress busters like funny videos and music are not teaming up with you.) So, if you also want to try black coffee, check out this instant recipe that doesn’t need fancy coffee beans to make it tastier. Only water and regular coffee are good to go to make black coffee. So, what’s the secret? Wait! For that, you have to read the post.
Black Coffee Recipe: Ingredients for Your Ideal Cup
- 1 cup of water
- Instant coffee powder or Nestle coffee (best if you have it at home)
- Brown Sugar or refined sugar
3 Easy Steps to Make Black Coffee
- Pour water into a bowl and let it boil for 1-2 minutes or microwave for 40-45 seconds.
- Take the coffee powder and refined sugar in another bowl and add 3-4 drops of hot water to it. Give it a nice stir.
- Add the boiled water and mix well.
- Black coffee is ready to serve with cookies. |
That was super easy to make, and it also doesn’t take time. Now, it’s my turn to share the secret, i.e., a bonus tip!
BONUS TIP: Add a pinch of salt when you add the hot water into the mix to reduce the bitterness of coffee. With salt, coffee gives a different taste and comes out smoother.
Tell me, did you know this black coffee recipe secret earlier? (you can thank me later!)
Now that you know how to make black coffee, let’s delve deeper and find out about black coffee’s benefits and disadvantages and other common questions related to it.
Does Black Coffee Reduce Weight?
Black Coffee contains chlorogenic acid, which decelerates glucose production in the body. Only chlorogenic acid in black coffee is not responsible for weight loss, but its antioxidants play an equal role in losing weight. Consuming one to two cups of black coffee boosts metabolism and burns around 100 calories daily. Additionally, it decreases the extra amount of water in the body through urination. Here are other ways how you can reduce weight without skipping meals.
What is the Best Time To Drink Black Coffee?
Like coconut water, which can be consumed anytime, black coffee tastes delicious. However, it is recommended to drink black coffee in the morning hours before 10 a.m. if you are on the weight loss regime. and in the evening before 5 p.m. But before you decide to lose weight, make sure you are aware of these weight loss myths that should not be believed, unfortunately, followed by all.
Can Black Coffee Cause Acne?
While some people believe that coffee, either regular or black coffee, might cause acne, others find it to be a myth. Coffee doesn’t cause acne, but consuming excessive amounts of coffee overloaded with sugar and milk could worsen your acne.
Don’t worry if you are a coffee addict; slightly varying ingredients while preparing coffee could save you from pimples.
- Do not add sugar syrups; instead, go for a sweetener to add to the coffee.
- Avoid using cow milk and use almond or coconut milk to prevent acne.
- If you are not a donut fan, skip enjoying donuts served or paired with coffee.
How Black Coffee is Good For You? Read Black Coffee Benefits for a Healthy Lifestyle
1. It Enhances Cardiovascular Health
According to studies, regular consumption of black coffee minimizes the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Besides this, it reduces inflammation in the body.
2. It Prevents Cancer
The liver is an important organ of the body that carries several functions. Consumption of black coffee is associated with the prevention of cancer and alcoholic cirrhosis.
3. Improves Energy Levels and is Rich in Antioxidants
It contains potent antioxidants like vitamins B2, B5, Potassium, and more. It blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain and improves energy levels.
4. Decreases the Risk of Diabetes
Coffee helps boost insulin production in the body and manage blood glucose levels.
Thank you for reading it till the end. If you forgot how to make Black coffee, here’s a quick recap.
How often do you drink black coffee, and how has it benefited you? Would you like to share your coffee recommendations with me? Drop your comments below.